Solution to tackle software vulnerability launched

March 19th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, March 19 (IANS) City-based IT firm ChennaiNet Thursday launched a new solution that will help individuals and companies spot the holes in their networking software and fix them at once.
“Our online tool Automated Vulnerability Assessment and Reporting Services (AVARS) spots the holes in software or in other networks and reports the same immediately,” ChennaiNet chief executive M.L. Srinivasan told reporters here.

“The companies can take protective measures like installing a firewall till a software patch is installed,” he added.

Srinivasan said the software systems were vulnerable to hackers.

“Currently, there are over 35,000 vulnerable points in various softwares like Windows and Linux and everyday around 25 vulnerable points are added,” he said.

A software is vulnerable owing to improper design or coding or both and when hackers exploit that weak link it results in denial of service offered by a website or providing access to unauthorised people.

Srinivasan added that his company had tied up with software service provider Det Norske Veritas AS for third party certification.

Said N.R. Krishnakumar, director (operations) of India and Middle East at Det Norske Veritas: “Once a company opts for AVARS, it can opt for getting vulnerability certification from us. We will certify the level of vulnerability plugging the company has done,” added .

ChennaiNet will target companies that are offering online commerce, banks and other corporates for promoting the new product.

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